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in 20th-century america, and how people and events have shaped economic decisions that affect our lives. those decisions usually involve tradeoffs. in 1980, congress designated over 100 million acres of alaskan land as national parks and wilderness areas. why did congress make that decision? how much did it cost the nation? in 1867, when the united states purchased the territory of alaska from russia, the acquisition was derided as wasted money. a century later, after two gold rushes, alaska braced for another. the new gold was oil. millions of barrels lay beneath the permafrost. during the 1970s, when the skyrocketing price of foreign oil threatened to devastate the american economy, alaskan oil seemed to promise hope for american energy independence. then along came 1979. revolutionary shock waves spread through islamic nations. iran cut off petroleum exports to the united states. america felt it was held hostage by dependence on foreign oil. as the price of a gallon of gas passed a dollar, congress debated closing off 100 million alaskan acres to mineral exploitation. the bill would
islamic nations. iran cut off petroleum exports to the united states. america felt it was held hostage by dependence on foreign oil. as the price of a gallon of gas passed a dollar, congress debated closing off 100 million alaskan acres to mineral exploitation. the bill would double our national park system. alaska congressman don young was outraged. how selfish and ridiculous can we be when we think we can live within ourselves? we have billions of people in asia alone, south america is suffering from starvation, and we're going to set aside 175 million acres of land for a playground that has all the minerals and oil and resources-- timber and hydropower? that's asinine! other congressmen saw the issue in more personal terms. arizona congressman mo udall. the most important thing to me is that it's there. you get a real lift from getting out of the artificial world and being with nature. not only oil lay beneath the tundra. minerals vital to national defense were being imported from the third world while unknown quantities waited in alaska. the amounts were assumed to be vast. the ala
euros. >> welcome to the week in the americas. coming up, facing charges, two with cocaine stashed in their baggage say they were forced to smuggle the drugs. plus, the passing of one of america's best-known crime writers, elmore leonard has died at the age of 87. but first, two young women from scotland to northern ireland, have made an initial court appearance in peru are they face charges of trying to smuggle 11 kilos of cocaine out of the country. they face between 15 and 18 years behind bars if convicted, but they claim they were kidnapped by a drug cartel and forced to transport the drugs. william hildebrand has the story. what is your nationality? k --llis or read and kellaa reid and maccallum were arrested with 11 kilos of cocaine packed in their bank. >> they were very nervous, confused. they do not speak spanish so it is difficult for them to communicate. >> they say they work forced to carry the cocaine, timing an armed gang recruited them while they were working in bars in the spanish island of the beast a ibiza.-- of th they may have been pawns in a larger plot. >> the
pricing america's largest steel mills out of the market, how could a minimill hope to compete? baseball. for millions, a pastime. for a few, a paycheck. why was this man's paycheck half a million dollars a year? a visit to a modern shopping center yields a bewildering display of goods and services, the products of a free market. who's to say this is what we want or what we need? markets-- do they meet our needs? economic analyst richard gill will help us examine that question on economics usa. i'm david schoumacher. the american economy-- the sum total of what goes on in shopping malls, car dealers, supermarkets, stock exchanges, 7-elevens, and gas stations all around the country. millions of buy-and-sell decisions everday, trillions of dollars worth every year. and those decisions affect every part of our lives. who decides between a room with a view and a house in the suburbs? in our demand and supply economy, who demands and who supplies? 1945. world war ii was over. millions of ex-gis came home, fell in love, got married, and started families. and there was one thing they all needed
america's most unequal countries. he was sworn in today with a promise to wage war on poverty. >> he is taking office after a turbulent year in paraguay. last june, it was isolated in the region after the controversial impeachment of a former president. now it is hoped he will be built paraguay's links with neighbors. >> paraguay was not allowed to participate in the last summit in july. it was suspended from the alliance last year when they decided the paraguay senate had undemocratically removed the country's president. now paraguay is said to be readmitted to the group, which includes venezuela, brazil, argentina, and uruguay. like the eu, it is a common market, but in south america, political disputes have often hampered free trade. these days, eu nations export nearly 2/3 of their goods to each other. now brazil, south america's biggest economy, is looking to unilaterally strengthen trade ties with the eu, potentially undermining the partnership. >> time to check in with the markets now. we have been watching the days trading in frankfurt. >> traders and frankfurt have a lot of
to the u.s. and james "whitey" bulger, one of america's most notorious underworld bosses, who has been convicted of nearly one dozen murders, racketeering and conspiracy. he terrorized an irish catholic neighborhood in boston as a leader of the winter hill gang. 16ugitive on the run for years, his story even inspired hollywood. 10 mosts on the fbi's wanted list for 16 years. james "whitey" bulger terrorize and irish cap but the motherhood in boston -- irish-catholic andhborhood in the 1970's 1980's. he would pull teeth from victims so that they could not be identified. onh murder and racketeering his rap sheet, even james bulger new the trial was a foregone conclusion. >> he knew as soon as he was arrested he would die behind the walls of a prison or on a gurney getting injected with a chemical -- chemical that would kill him. xp went on the run in 1994. he was captured in 2011 living with his girlfriend. >> what does this have to do with me? >> he was said to be the motivation for a gangster played by jack nicholson. gang was left to his own devices by corrupt agents. >> 31 years afte
dream foreclosed: black america and the fight for a place to call home." first, we look at the national security agency and the u.s. drug enforcement administration. dea agents are using intelligence gathered by the nsa to investigate americans and then being order to cover it up. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. jeff bezos is buying the washington post, one of the leading newspapers in the country. the amazon.com founder and chief executive is one of the wealthiest people in the united states. he will pay $250 million for the post and a number of , less than one percent of his wealth, which is estimated at more than 28 billion dollars. he is a friend of donald graham, chief effective of the washington post company, whose family has owned the newspaper for eight decades. over the past the gate, the companies newspaper division a seen a 44% drop in operating revenue. in addition, he will get another -- a number of other washington post owned businesses. the deal does not include slate.com or foreign-polic
against the bank of america earlier in the week for misleading investors about the real risk involved in putting money into mortgage-backed securities. investors lost hundreds of millions of dollars in those investments, but the bank claims it is not responsible for the subsequent property collapse which led to those massive losses. mexico's obesity rate is now higher than in the united states, and it is still on the rise. a united nations report has put mexico's obesity rate at the 32% of adults, making it the fattest country in the western hemisphere. >> diet and particularly the high consumption of sugary soft drinks are getting much of the blame, but the country's sotalol b is fighting back, saying that a lack of exercise and the country's love of fried foods are the real culprits. >> it may seem a little ironic, but members of the sotalol be have even launched a new health awareness campaign. -- members of the soda lobby. >> mexicans consume more soft drinks than anyone else in the world. big demand means good is this for international beverage companies, but the sugary beverages
, one child dies every minute from malaria. is onw, hope for a cure the horizon. researchers in america announced a new kind of malaria vaccine which is -- has offered 100% protection to volunteers. parasites painstakingly collect it from the saliva glands from mosquitoes. it is an important step forward toward the elimination of malaria. scientists warn, however, there is much more work to be done in order to make this groundbreaking discovery scalable. however, these preliminary results are, they say, very encouraging. for now, the work continues. more clinical trials are planned for the u.s., tanzania, and europe. now some sports news. the opening day of the new folk off-season here in france. took thethat for -- first division title last season after a 19 year drought is -- they are opening their wallets and make sure it happens. but they are not the only club with money to spend. monaco has been on a shopping spree as well, setting french football fans up for a star-studded season. the battle of this bar strikers, but you could call of the battle of the big spenders. just back -- c
is going on in society. itfar as america as a whole, shows the polarization of people of color in this country has how we argued. i think it needs to be recognized. >> stop and frisk is ruled unconstitutional. a federal judge says the city of new york had been deliberately indifferent to police officers illegally detaining black and latino residents on the streets over many years. we was beaten one of the plaintiffs and his attorneys. and then we talk to the owner of lavabit, edward snowden's e-mail provider. last week, the owner of lavabit is seriously shut down the company and said he did not want to become complicit in crimes against the american people. we will also speak to nick merrill, who is under a gag order for six years after receiving a national security letter. technician orhone systems provider, you have a lot of information that paints a picture of people's private lives and communications. i believe that comes with a great degree of responsibility. you are a steward of people's private matters. it seemed to me, it was a moral obligation i had to protect. all tha
and welcome to the week in the americas. coming up, a life of prime, the former godfather of the -- james whitey bulger is found guilty. after 16 years on the run. changing times and eating habits. why mexico has overtaken the u.s. on the scale of obesity, and being overweight. and have you ever heard of henrietta lacks question mark she is virtually unknown, despite cancer research. her family has won the recognition. he was the godfather of the boston mafia, ruling the criminal underworld in the city andhe 19 -- in the 1970's 1980's. the 83-year-old whitey bulger was found guilty of murder and racketeering. he is likely now to spend the rest of his life in prison. you know who i am? >> he was on the fbi's 10 most wanted list for 16 years. bulger terrorized the irish catholic neighborhood as leader of the winter hill gang, made famous by his tendency to become violent. onh murder and racketeering his rap sheet, he even strangled a young woman who he feared had become a reliability. a notorious gangster new the trial was a foregone conclusion. gangstertorious knew that the trial was a for
america's military is ready to take action if the president orders. meanwhile, the syrian government said it would allow u.n. inspectors to access the site of the alleged attack. >> the announcement came as the foreign minister met with the un disarmament chief. the regime said it would allow chemicals inspectors to investigate the suspected gas attack. at the same time, the syrian government warned the u.s. against military intervention, saying it would create a ball of fire that would engulf the region. but washington is not ruling out out. chuckisit to malaysia, hagel says the u.s. is ready for all eventualities. >> the president has asked the defense department to prepare options for all contingencies. we have done that. to again, we are prepared exercise whatever options if he decides to employ one of those options. >> western leaders are increasingly convinced chemical weapons were used in an attack on damascus. a report by doctors without borders says 3600 were admitted to hospital suffering neurotoxic symptoms. of those, 355 have died. the attack has strong condemnation from aroun
that gamal al-jibali owns his very own restaurant in america ! well, it's not exactly what you think. that's our gamal: modest, as usual. ah, look. here is el sayed malaad. we must say hello. gamal. we will talk later. sure. congratulations, my friend. we wish you the best of luck in your new business. oh, gamal. why didn't you say something ? i'm sorry, but i couldn't just tell them the truth ! when they knew me, i was an important civil engineer, and now i'm just a handyman. you should not be ashamed of what you do. you work very hard. i'm proud of you. so, it was only a small lie. what harm could it possibly do ? [ narrator ] victor valenski and john waco: two men who found themselves without a job... for very different reasons. victor valenski was a university professor... before he moved to the united states 14 months ago. right now i'm a pizza man and driver... because it's very difficult... to find job in my profession. [ narrator ] john waco was caug in the layoffs... that devastated the aerospace industry. he h been ouof work for two years when he hea
on the agency is called, "the shadow factory: the ultra- secret nsa from 9/11 to the eavesdropping on america." his most recent piece for the new york review of books is called, "they know much more than you think." i want to begin with spencer ackerman with the news right now that edward snowden has left the airport in moscow and is been granted temporary asylum in russia, the significance of this, spencer. >> it will be fascinating to see how u.s. foreign-policy quickly becomes subordinated to the furious demands by the obama administration for russia to turn over edward snowden. it also creates some tension. russia is another terry and society. this is something that really cap -- russia is an authoritarian society and this is something that really cannot , cynical purposes using snowden as a chit against the united states. >> can you talk about what it was -- i mean, obviously, edward snowden has had enormous impact in this country and the reverberations are being felt around the world. one hearing after another now. in polls it shows most people in this country consider him a whistleblow
of america, accusing that it willfully defrauding investors. report from the national oceanic atmospheric administration says last year was among the 10 warmest on record around the world. full degree were in higher than the previous record, more than three degrees higher than the 20th century average. another study found the earth's climate is currently changing at a rate far faster than any therepoint in the pasion arwit, could be an annual raise in temperature of 6 to 9 degrees. parts of china are seeing their most severe heat wave in at least 140 years. dozens have died as temperatures have hovered around 104 degrees. the heat has caused glass to crack, roads to warp, and a highway billboard to catch fire. two activists who advocated for the rights of farmers have been found shot dead. the murdered activists were part of the agrarian league. a third member is missing. victims include environmentalists murdered last week, and an indigenous rights activist killed last month. the department of homeland security has tentatively approved an asylum upon request from a group of immigrants kn
don't want to talk about racism in america, but why not? we need things to change three . like our attorney says, we need a special prosecutor to deal with these cases. we cannot trust the office at work so closely with the nypd to prosecute them. i don't think you'll ever change as long as they're prosecuting these police. we need real changes. holderrney general eric has openly criticized the u.s. drug saying too many people are now behind bars and it is time for federal sentencing reform. holder made the comments in an interview on npr. >> there are too many people in jail for too long and for not necessarily good reasons. the war on drugs is 30 to 40 years old and there have been a lot of unintended kwanzaa quinces. -- consequences. there is been a decimation of particularly those committees of color. a chief medical correspondent for cnn appeared on television this week and openly apologize for his past reporting questioning the medical uses of marijuana. >> i have apologized for some of the earlier reporting because i think we had been terribly and systematically misled in th
of the united states of america with respect to all settlements is that they are illegitimate, and we oppose settlements taking place at any time, not just the time of the peace process. said, the prime minister was completely upfront with me and with president a ass that he would be announcing some additional building that would take place in places that will not affect the peace map. john kerry was in brazil. he faced questions over edward snowden's revelation that nsa spying has expanded to all of latin america with brazil its biggest target. >> i have asked the people of on theto stay focused important realities of our the bilateral relations between our country which continue to grow stronger and stronger. brazil and other countries will understand exactly what we're doing, why and how, and we will work together to make sure that whatever is done is done in a way that respects our friends and our partners. and that is what we are going to achieve. >> brazil continues to demand an explanation from the white house on the spying. on tuesday, the foreign minister said the spying threatens t
, didn't eight-year-old spy for america? we look at how u.s. allies in yemen used a child the place electronic chips on the man he considered to be his surrogate father. days later, the man was killed in u.s. drone strike. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. brotherhoode muslim has called on supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi to join the nationwide day of rage today to protest the killings of hundreds of people in a crackdown that began with raids on two cairo sit ins. according to the health ministry, the death toll from wednesday's violence has risen to 638 with thousands more wounded. on thursday, the government authorized security forces to use live ammunition to defend themselves and public buildings. president obama responded to the situation in egypt from martha's vineyard where he is on vacation . he condemned the violence, but stopped short of calling it a coup or announcing cuts to the $1.5 billion in aid to egypt's military. >> while we want to sustain our relationship with egypt, o
. we are born with rights in the united states of america. our right to life. >> there is already a thriving black market in so-called abortion pills. but alsovailable extremely dangerous. experts fear that if the clinics are forced to close, women will turn to risky ways of ending their pregnancies. one increasingly popular method is to take something designed to treat ulcers. women --great for the we see a lot of women where it does not work. like in any medication that you take, if you are taking it without medical supervision, you do not know what the side effect is. >> the new laws that should into force by october that are likely to face multiple legal challenges. every woman has the right to seek a safe legal abortion. it does not stop states getting involved in such an emotional and complex legal issue. days collapsed in bangladesh. gathering ate been the site. arevists accuse the police preventing them from building a memorial. an indonesian state owned oil and gas company says it has managed to contain an oil spill. one of its tankers crashed on wednesday into a jetty. i
lawsuits against one of the country's top lenders. it is accusing bank of america have deliberately having tricked customers into loans it knew would fail. >> in two separate lawsuits, u.s. authorities accused bankamerica of committing fraud in 2008. worth about $850 million when it was issued in 2008, the security collapsed later that year and led to investor losses of about $100 million. bankamerica said its investors understood the risks involved. >> these were prime mortgages with sophisticated investors ready essential access to the underlying data. we are not responsible for the housing collapse that caused mortgage rates to default at surprising rates. obamais the administration's latest attempt to crack down on errant business practices. and companies like fannie mae and freddie mac, liz lending policies are viewed as instrumental to the -- whose lending policies are viewed as instrumental to the collapse of the housing market. >> for too long they were allowed to give loans knowing that if things went bad, the taxpayers would be left holding the bag. >> goldman sachs and others we
picture of what is going on in society. itfar as america as a whole, shows the polarization of people of color in this country has how we argued. i think it needs to be recognized. >> stop and frisk is ruled co
homes. >> the policy of the united states of america with respect to all settlements is that they are legitimate. that said, prime minister netanyahu was completely up front that he would be announcing some ad additional .uilding mission of settlement building called for talks to come to a halt. nottiators hope this will disrupt the talks. unwilling to divide the city, and palestinians want east jerusalem to be the capital of future stays. palestinian wants the borders of 1967. 5 million refugees have been spread across the world, and palestinian authorities say they have the right to return. set a nine-month goal to reach a peace yield. -- peace deal. a state of emergency declared in egypt after protesters were killed. the beginning of a whole chain of events throughout egypt. the death toll is put at 278. protesters say there have been many more killed. the vice president has resigned in protest. he says he is not prepared to be held responsible for a single drop of blood. washington has condemned violence. talks have resumed between israel and palestinian represent
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initially planned to fly onto latin america. later, appearing alongside human rights activist, he admitted fears of being detained on the way were keeping him in moscow. snowden, a former systems analyst at the nsa, faces felony charges after leaking details of vast u.s. government surveillance programs. generalt week, attorney eric holder wrote to moscow, saying that edward snowden would not face the death penalty if he was extradited back to the u.s.. the decision being taken to you him asylum -- several meetings puts give him asylum several meetings between the u.s. and russia in coming months in doubt. summit inf the g 20 st. petersburg -- g-20 summit in st. petersburg. at the state department, they are stressing if any of those occasions wind up being canceled , the u.s. and russia will still have much to talk about. >> we are not going to stop engaging with them on syria, on the way forward, on missile defense, on any of these issues, because one meeting does or does not happen. >> on sunday, edward snowden's father said he would be happy for his son to stay in russia permanently. >>
to fly to latin america where three countries said they would offer asylum. later appearing alongside human rights activists, he admitted fears of being detained on the way were keeping him in moscow. thermer systems analyst at national security agency faces felony charges of leaking details of the lost u.s. government surveillance programs. last week, attorney general eric holder wrote to moscow's saying edward snowden would not face the death penalty if extradited back to the u.s. the decision has been taken to give him asylum. several top-level meetings between u.s. and russia slated for coming months are in doubt. these include russian foreign washingtonvisit to next week, a bilateral in moscow september, and the u.n. general assembly in september paid at the state department, the are stressing if any of those occasions wind up being canceled, the u.s. and russia will still have much to talk about. >> we will not stop engaging in with them on syria, missile defense, any of the issues because of one meeting does or does not happen. >> on sunday, his father said he would be happy fo
across north america. we can see one area of cloud that is working its way toward the east. her area of clouds giving us some very heavy downpours. it will be more showers in this region as we head through sunday. it will join forces and push its way eastward as we head into monday. it should be a fine and dry day. new york, 25 degrees. that is 77 and fahrenheit. towards europe, we are seeing a lot of unsettled weather. we have this band of heavy downpours trying to work its way steadily towards the east. it has dragged down the temperatures a little bit, but look at the colors. chart showsure deeper red colors and that shows the are expecting the temperatures to rise once more. by the time we get to monday, paris will be back up at around 31 degrees. there will still be more clouds and rain working its way into the northwest. degrees aming to 24 a 75 fahrenheit. it will still be very hot the southeast. -- it will still be very hot in the southeast. >> the ball boys opposition leader morgan tsvangirai says he will -- zimbabwe's opposition leader morgan tsvangirai says he electionct t
." stay with us. >> welcome to this edition of the week in the americas. here is what is coming up. have what -- does he it takes to save the ailing newspaper business? plus, one month on in quÉbec, we revisit the town almost completely destroyed by an exploding fuel train. and meet the would be martians. the curiosity rover marks one year on the red planet. we meet the eager volunteers selected to be the first to visit. we begin with a deal aimed at ringing the newspaper business ash bringing the newspaper business into the 21st century. jeff bezos says he wants to ensure the paper's survival in the digital age. >> 49 49 years old, the world's 19th richest man, worth over $25 billion. in 1994, jeff a's owes took the biggest decision -- jeff bezos took the biggest decision of his life, snapping up the rights to amazon.com. the rest, as they say, is history. it is one of the internet's biggest success stories. why has the technology mobile paid $250 million for the newspaper? even the washington post co. reporters failed to see the deal coming. just as mysterious as the deal itself are t
the close in europe. jpmorgan chase under pressure on wall street following the news that america's biggest banks facing tough scrutiny over its sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis. it caused huge losses for investors and in a filing, jpmorgan says they are criminal and civil probes on suspicion and violated u.s. securities law. we finish with this. google is taking a bite out of apple in the smart phone market. according to a research firm, android phones accounted for 79% from 69% shipments up one year ago. apple's market share was 13% ins year compared to 17% 2012. apple coming under a little bit of pressure there from google. but that's it for business. thank you very much. it is time for media watch. time to say hello to james creedon. u.s.-russia relations under the spotlight because of the snowdon situation and some people are calling for a boycott of the winter games in sochi. click that has been the response partially from obama, certainly stephen fry, the british actor, and others saying to boycott sochi. it is russian hypocrisy viewed from som
are off to central america where archaeologists have discovered a 1500-year-old mayan freeze. they excavated the sculpture in the jungles of northern guatemala. >> the well preserved picture. researchers said the findings would provide important clues on the mayan civilization. they say further discoveries are likely. indiana jones would be on his way. all right, you are up to date. we will see you again at the top of the hour. ♪ >> thank you for watching. i am chris moore. thank you for watching. the u.s. is not interested in spying on people. they will now push ahead with special programs. the u.s. and russia are finding ways to progress, despite many disagreements. between theship white house and the kremlin continues to deteriorate over edward snowden. at
they hold a large part of the market already in latin america. but their rivalry is now spreading to europe as well. they say they want to make a for a mexicanid hold 40% of kpn. this is said to be an event to block another deal between them and telefonica. 8.1 have agreed to sell for billion euros. let's look at the takeover, we can turn to anthony, the bureau chief of mexico city. thank you very much for speaking to us. why are they pursuing them? what is happening in mexico city. >> when he bought into the company one year ago, they stated they were interested in a minority stake as they got to know the new market. triggered thehave decision for the full buyout, was the decision to sell the german mobile unit, and they would not be as interested without that. >> is carlos himself trying to the germands on market or is he looking to raise the price, if you will, that telefonica may be paying? >> that is a view some people hold, the decision for the full buyout may be a way to try to raise the price. has said today that this is still the price they are offering. those are really the two v
of money. i'm not sure they need the american aid. i think it is america who needs to be there through the egyptian military. we are going to say it out loud starting from now. >> thank you very much for coming into the studio with your views. am for the revolution. >> thank you very much. we are going to move on. we will keep you updated on events in egypt. 26 long-term palestinian detainees have been released from prison in israel. there were a total of 104 who are set to be released. the prisoner releases are part of an agreement brokered by the u.s. secretary of state, john kerry, to get both sides back to the table. has the details. >> fireworks and drums and flags filled the streets as they welcomed back prisoners released from israeli jails. crowds swarmed the men and embraced their loved ones. >> i cannot describe my feelings in words right now, but of course i'm happy. we waited for this day for so long. in 11 other prisoners were released to their west bank, where they were personally greeted by palestinian president mahmoud abbas. >> we tell the released thatners and we tell
to the jungles of south america to test their theory and to observe the animal in its natural habitat. >> like so many animals in the rain forest, this animal only comes out at night. socked in with, clouds. it is hard to find this animal. you hear crickets and frogs. you can walk for hours before you hear anything starring above head. -- stirring above head. >> the olinguito shares many characteristics with other small mammals, thus the confusion about its species and a case of mistaken identity. the steeplechase. the canyon -- kenyan was joined by two other kenyans and a french medalist. but the two-time champion pulled away in 8:06:01. 1000nnati, the masters that novak djokovic has never won. he required only 50 minutes to reach the quarterfinals, swatting aside belgian qualifier david goffin. he never faced a break point. he said afterward he still needed to work for each point. joke of it faces john is near quarters after the american --? vic -- joke of it -- djokovic faces john isner in quarters. julienrray beat benneteau. more of the same from the reigning wimbledon champion in set two. th
sank about one kilometer from sure. >> a report in the "washington post" newspaper says america's nsa intelligence agency has broken privacy laws and overstepped its legal authority thousands of times, citing documents leaked by edward snowden. the paper says most of the infringements involved unauthorized surveillance of americans and foreigners in the united states. >> a controversial french lawyer often nicknamed devils advocate has died at the age of 88. he defended some of the 20th century's most notorious criminals, including a former captain of the nazi secret police and ex-yugoslav leader. well, ecuador has just scrapped a huge conservation plan. it was an ambitious one that had been designed to stop oil drilling in parts of the national park in the amazon rain forest. >> nor's president decided to raise funds for one of the most bio diverse areas in the world. >> however, he says only a tiny fraction of the money trickled in. he has ditched the plan and is opening up the basin to oil drilling instead. >> ecuador's national park is a largely untouched national wonder. the rain
america," will be released at the end of september and features 19 tracks with titles such as "you are what you eat" or "veggie love." the first lady has assigned up fromrs, well-known faces showbiz, and the doctors to collaborate on the album, which will be available for free download to teach people the importance of eating healthy. and although michelle obama or singing, she will feature in some of the theks, like "everybody," only song available to download of one ofith excerpts her futures on childhood obesity mixed with music. >> we launched a nationwide " toaign called "let's move solve the problem of childhood obesity -- >> an interesting initiative that seems to be at. -- receiving a positive reception from social networkers, who are hailing the project, saying it is a great way to reach out to kids on something so important for their well-being. a fungus causes a serious disease that can prove elite to british wetlands. -- deadly to british woodlands but researchers from temperature university are trying to identify how the dna affects the disease, so they put together th
and why it has such profound implications for america's national security. and all of us should be accountable as we move forward, and that can only be accomplished with a vote. i'm confident in the case our government has made without waiting for u.n. inspectors. i'm comfortable going forward without the approval of a united nations security council that so far has been completely paralyzed and unwilling to hold assad accountable. as a consequence many people have advised against taking this decision to congress, and undoubtedly they were impacted by what we saw happen in the united kingdom this week when the parliament of our closest ally failed to pass a esolution with a similar goal, even as the prime minister supported taking action. yet while i believe i have the authority to carry out this military action without specific congressional authorization, i know that the country will be stronger if we take this course and our actions will be even more effective. >> president obama there speaking just a short while ago. let's go now live to washington and our correspondent, max
with hong kong followed up eyes the government of china, then move to latin america and threatened countries including venezuela, bolivia, ecuador, and a grog watch over whether he would be granted asylum. they threatened cuba over giving him the right to refuel. it seems like the list of countries the u.s. is threatening and expressing their fury at, which now includes russia, is getting to be longer than the countries in which they are not treated you can't go around the world threatening everybody for very long without starting to appear rather ridiculous. i think one of the things the united states has done is really kind of showed the world what its character is. it can tell you here and latin because the plane of evo morales to be down in austria by blocking the airspace rights over their european allies. i think the final point to note, everyone in the world knows -- except for americans -- the u.s. routinely refuses to extradite people accused of horrible crimes. the ex-president and bolivia is accused of war crimes and was protected by the cia, living comfortably in the states who r
matters: a history of sexuality in america." julian bond is also with us. juliano to florida to bond. when you heard president obama would be awarding bayard rustin the highest civilian honor, the presidential medal of freedom, your thoughts, having known bayard for many years? >> i was overcome, it seemed long overdue, happy to hear it, surprised to hear it, but glad to hear it. guest in go to our chicago, and john d'emilio, wrote the book about bayard rustin. audience, bayard rustin is not a household name, yet he was the main organizer, together with a philip randolph, of the march on washington, but his activism goes way back. he was jailed for refusing to fight in world war two. could you give is a brief history? forever, but in won't. the mosts one of important social justice activists in the 20 century. as a teenager in west chester pa., he stood up against racial segregation. he moved to new york and join the communist party for a while, got a sense of the injustices of capitalism, but then in the 1940's, 50's, and 1960's, made his home in the had a time when we were not only faced
book "a problem from hell: america and the age of genocide." progressives has accused her of ignoring this bike atrocities will supporting humanitarian intervention abroad. president obama has tapped a former pervert restructuring expert to oversee the irs. john koskinen oversaw the overhaul of mortgage buyer freddie mac during the financial crisis and served as deputy director of the office of management and budget under president clinton. statement, obama called him an expert in reform. the irs has faced scandal over scrutiny of certain political groups to apply for tax-exempt status. in ohio man who held three women captive for a decade while repeatedly raping them has been officially sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole free at real castro pleaded guilty last week to hundreds of kidnapping and rape charges in the forced imprisonment of three women who all escaped in may. on thursday, castro delivered a ringling statement before his sentencing, apologizing to his victims but also claiming a consented to sex with him. survivor michele knight confronted him i
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